Baby Well Dental Visit

Creating a fun, fear-free first trip to the dentist can go a long ways towards maintaining good, lifelong oral health for your kids.

Baby Well visits at North Seattle Dental Risk of tooth decay begins with your child’s first baby tooth. And keeping your child’s teeth healthy and maintaining good oral habits is often easier said than done for many parents, so it’s good to have a plan. And that plan should include getting your child used to visiting a dentist early before all their baby teeth arrive.

That’s why we offer complimentary baby well dental visits for kids between the ages of 1 to 3.

Sitting in a chair, going up and down, by themselves, or on your lap our, baby well visits provide the following benefits:

  • Help your child get acclimated (and comfortable) to visiting a dentist.
  • Offer plenty of dental tips for parents – brushing and more!
  • Examine any teeth coming in for issues.
  • Help develop good oral health habits.
  • Create a fun first visit memory!

Why are Baby Teeth Important?

Even though the tooth fairy will eventually see all 20 of your child’s baby teeth, these teeth actually do play an important role in your child’s lifelong oral health, even if they aren’t permanent. How?

  1. They lead the path for their permanent teeth to follow when they start coming in. Think of them as natural space maintainers for the permanent teeth. If your child loses a tooth too early, this can cause a permanent tooth to come in crooked or crowd out another tooth.
  2. They help your child chew properly.
  3. They help with speech development.
  4. And they need to be protected – Dental decay in baby teeth can increase the risk of decay in their permanent teeth (the health of your child’s baby teeth can affect the health of their permanent teeth.

Following the baby well visit, parents can start scheduling regular exams. Annual check-ups and regular at-home oral care will help ensure that your child’s teeth and gums stay as healthy, and cavity free, as possible! What about teeth cleaning? We recommend that your child’s first teeth cleaning should be around three years of age, or when they can sit reasonably still for a short period of time.

If you’d like to schedule a baby well visit for your child, please call us at (206) 524-1000 or request your appointment online!